Our friendly Classes run everyday except Mondays.
To book - Simply ring the studio or send us a message, we check availability & provisionally book you in. The reservation is held for 24 hours whilst you pay your confirmation deposit. Deposits are deducted from your bill on the day.
General Info -
We have two potters wheels in the studio.
Come & have some fun throwing pots. An Individual session lasts around an hour. You get a ball of clay and are guided through the basic steps to make a pot. Once you have done your first pot with assistance, you then get a second ball of clay and time to practice on the wheel yourself.
You can have both your pots fired and simply glazed at a cost of £10, or alternativley take them home to air dry on the day & paint at home with acrylics.
Note: Children need to be aged 8 years and over so that they can reach the peddles safely & follow the instructions given to them. There is maximum of 2 adult spectators during children's sessions.
Spectators also need to be booked in due to covid restrictions on numbers.
Potters wheel & Decoration Class £35
This combines the wheel class above with an extra hour & some more clay to add surface decoration to your creations.
You may want to add handles to make a cup or jug, or you may wish to change & alter the shape of your thrown pots. We have lots of cutters & stamps that can be used to make your pot personal & unique.
After the session you can take home your creations to air dry & paint with acrylics
you may have them fired, then return to glaze them 3 weeks later at a cost of £10.
The Pottery Experience is a great fun introduction to clay. The session starts by rolling your sleeves up & throwing some pots on the wheel, this is followed by a few hours of handbuilding, using either the tradional coiling or slab building methods.
You are shown the basic steps to mould, shape & assemble your clay, then left to create your masterpiece.
We have lots of ideas in the studio & help on hand by our friendly team. The session ususally lasts around 2.5 -3 hours.
Vases, pet dishes, bird houses, lidded pots are all popular makes during this activity, anything goes and the choice is yours.
You can have your creations fired & return to glaze them at a cost of £10, or you can take them home after the session to air dry & paint with acrylics.
Children need to be 8 yrs & over
3-4 hour class.
Come & join us making a fabulous little breakfast set
This class uses the pottery wheel, GR Forms and slabs to make a Cereal bowl,Breakfast plate, Toast plate and either a Mug or juice tumbler.
There is nothing nicer than eating your breakfast from your very own handmade pots.
The class includes simple glazing ready for collection 3-4 weeks later. Should you wish to design and glaze your own pots this is an additional £10.
Aprox 2hr class
This class can be a fabulous introduction to the world of clay handbuilding, or is suitable for those with some experience who want to continue their clay journey.
Come join us as we use coils or slabs to make some fabulous clay creations by hand. Planters, plates, butter dish's, fruit strainers, pet dishes & lanterns are all popular makes - there is loads of choice and ideas in the studio.
In this step by step session, We show you how to build & assesmble the clay. You can add texture, decoration & personal finishes to make your creation something to treasure forever.
In this 3-4 hour flower making class, we show you how to make a variety of flowers, there are loads to choose from
daisies, daffodils,roses carnations, hydrandas,dahilias to name a few.
Pick which flowers you wish to make and we show you step by step how to create them in clay.
The class includes simple glazing by sharon, ready for collection 3-4 weeks later. Should you wish to return to glaze your flowers yourself, it is an additional £10.
This fabulous fun filled day explores lots of elements of pottery making.
You will cover pot throwing on the wheel making 2-3 pots, followed by building an item by hand. The day comes to an end painting an item of Bisque pottery.
You will choose an item to make from our many ideas in the studio, then you are shown you the pottery method to built it, showing you how to shape, blend & attach the clay together to form your masterpiece.
This class makes a fabulous family day out for parents, grandparents or guardians to spend quality time together whilst exploring & being creative with clay.
Although most of our classes can be attended by children, this is a shorter 1.5 hr class is designed for children aged between 6-12 years.
Please note: Due to very limited storage space in the studio, I'm afraid I can only hold onto your beautiful painted pots for 1 month. After that point, sadly uncollected pots will be diposed off.
OPENING HOURS - BY APPOINTMENT
* We may not be in the studio if no one is booked in
The Crafty Potter
Heskin Hall Shopping Village
Heskin Hall Estate
077 3239 3040
Due to very limited storage space, I'm afraid I can only keep all your beatiful handmade & painted pots for 1 month.
After that point,sadly all Uncollected pots will be disposed off.
COLLECTING your pots...
If we are not in the studio when you collect your pots, dont worry, Simply take your ticket number to the sales desk just outside the studio, and the staff will kindly get your pots for you.